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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328946/a-randomized-clinical-trial-in-preterm-infants-on-the-effects-of-a-home-based-early-intervention-with-the-caretoy-system
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Giuseppina Sgandurra, Jakob Lorentzen, Emanuela Inguaggiato, Laura Bartalena, Elena Beani, Francesca Cecchi, Paolo Dario, Matteo Giampietri, Gorm Greisen, Anna Herskind, Jens Bo Nielsen, Giuseppe Rossi, Giovanni Cioni
CareToy system is an innovative tele-rehabilitative tool, useful in providing intensive, individualized, home-based, family-centred Early Intervention (EI) in infants. Our aim was to evaluate, through a Randomized Clinical Trial (RCT) study, the effects of CareToy intervention on early motor and visual development in preterm infants. 41 preterm infants (range age: 3.0-5.9 months of corrected age) were enrolled and randomized into two groups, CareToy and Standard Care. 19 infants randomized in CareToy group performed a 4-week CareToy program, while 22 allocated to control group completed 4 weeks of Standard Care...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304325/early-feeding-tolerance-in-small-for-gestational-age-infants-with-normal-versus-abnormal-antenatal-doppler-characteristics
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M F Ahamed, Pe'er Dar, M Vega, Mimi Kim, Q Gao, T Havranek
OBJECTIVES: To determine differences in feeding tolerance amongst preterm small for gestational age (SGA) infants with normal versus abnormal umbilical artery Doppler flow defined as absent or reversed end diastolic flow (AREDF). METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of infants <35 weeks gestational age (GA) and birth weight (BW) <10th percentile. Day of initiation of feeds, days to full feeds and CRIB II scores were the primary outcomes. Clinical characteristics were compared between the groups of SGA infants with normal and AREDF...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304322/endothelin-1-as-a-predictor-marker-for-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-preterm-neonates-with-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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M S El Shemi, S T Amer, S M Khafagy, M T Hamza, A M A Youssef
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate if endothelin 1 concentration at day 3 postnatal age could be used as a predictive marker for development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia in preterm neonates with respiratory distress syndrome. METHODS: This prospective observational study was done on 69 preterm neonates with gestational ages between 28 and 34 weeks and diagnosed as having respiratory distress syndrome. Serum concentrations of endothelin 1 was measured for all patients at day 3 of life and they were divided into BPD and No-BPD groups according to whether they developed bronchopulmonary dysplasia or not...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302080/population-based-study-of-the-incidence-of-congenital-hip-dysplasia-in-preterm-infants-from-the-survey-of-neonates-in-pomerania-snip
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A E Lange, J Lange, Till Ittermann, M Napp, Paul-Christian Krueger, H Bahlmann, R Kasch, M Heckmann
BACKGROUND: Some etiological factors involved in developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) occur in the last trimester of pregnancy, which could result in a decreased incidence of DDH in preterm infants. The aim of this study was to compare the incidence of DDH between preterm and term infants. METHODS: Ultrasound of the hip joint was performed in 2,534 term infants and 376 preterm infants within the population-based Survey of Neonates in Pomerania (SNiP) study. RESULTS: A total of 42 (1...
March 16, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295801/cervical-length-measurement-at-mid-gestation-to-predict-spontaneous-preterm-birth-in-asymptomatic-triplet-pregnancies
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A Fichera, G Pagani, V Stagnati, S Cascella, S Faiola, C Gaini, M Lanna, L Pasquini, R Raffaelli, T Stampalija, A Tommasini, F Prefumo
OBJECTIVE: To assess the predictive value of cervical length (CL) measured at mid gestation for spontaneous preterm birth (PTB) in triplet pregnancies. METHODS: Retrospective study on asymptomatic triplet pregnancies followed at five Italian tertiary referral centres, between 2002 and 2015. CL was measured transvaginally between 18-24 weeks of gestation. Pregnancies with a medically indicated PTB were excluded. Demographic and pregnancy characteristics of pregnancies complicated with PTB were analysed and the distributions of CL measurements in these patients were calculated...
March 13, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281288/maternal-circulating-levels-of-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-superfamily-and-its-soluble-receptors-in-hypertensive-disorders-of-pregnancy
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Yan-Ting Xu, Min-Hong Shen, Ai-Ying Jin, Hong Li, Rui Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To assess circulating levels of transforming growth factor (TGF)-β superfamily members and their soluble receptors in hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, and to investigate associations with clinical manifestations. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted using data for women admitted to a center in China for delivery between May 2011 and April 2013. Women with severe pre-eclampsia, mild pre-eclampsia, and gestational hypertension were included, along with a control group...
March 9, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273699/-use-of-noninvasive-high-frequency-oscillatory-ventilation-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants
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C H Wang, L P Shi, X L Ma, H J Lin, Y P Xu, L Z Du
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the use of noninvasive high-frequency oscillation ventilation (nHFOV) in very low birth weight infants. Method: A total of 36 cases received nHFOV between January 2016 and October 2016 in Children's Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, including 24 males and 12 females, with the gestational age of (27.5±2.5) weeks and birth weight of(980±318)g. The data of the ventilator settings, side effects, and changes of the respiratory function before and after nHFOV were collected and analyzed retrospectively...
March 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271213/the-influence-of-probiotics-for-preterm-neonates-on-the-incidence-of-atopic-dermatitis-results-from-a-historically-controlled-cohort-study
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Julie A Damm, Birgitte Smith, Gorm Greisen, Karen A Krogfelt, Maja-Lisa Clausen, Tove Agner
Probiotic supplementation is a promising preventive strategy for atopic dermatitis (AD). To help clarifying the significance of timing with respect to prevention of AD, we here evaluate the benefit of prophylactic use of probiotic supplementation in neonates younger than 30 weeks of gestation. Preterm children from the Department of Neonatology, Rigshospitalet, Denmark from two different admission periods were included in a historically controlled cohort study. Neonates from January 2007 to February 2010, not treated with and neonates from March 2010 to February 2013 treated with probiotic were enrolled...
March 7, 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271074/edin-scale-implemented-by-gestational-age-for-pain-assessment-in-preterms-a-prospective-study
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G Raffaeli, G Cristofori, B Befani, A De Carli, G Cavallaro, M Fumagalli, L Plevani, F Mosca
Background. Chronic neonatal pain can lead to long-term adverse effects on the immature brain. EDIN scale for prolonged pain might not be fully suitable for premature infants. We aimed to test a modified EDIN scale, adding postmenstrual age (PMA) as a sixth item (EDIN6). Methods. In a two-phase prospective study, pain was assessed in all neonates admitted in our NICU. In T1 EDIN was applied; in T2 EDIN6 with additional scores of 2, 1, and 0, respectively, for 25-32, 33-37, and >37 weeks PCA was tested. Scores > 6 suggested pain...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262917/bed-rest-with-and-without-hospitalisation-in-multiple-pregnancy-for-improving-perinatal-outcomes
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REVIEW
Katharina da Silva Lopes, Yo Takemoto, Erika Ota, Shinji Tanigaki, Rintaro Mori
BACKGROUND: Strict or partial bed rest in hospital or at home is commonly recommended for women with multiple pregnancy to improve pregnancy outcomes. In order to advise women to rest in bed for any length of time, a policy for clinical practice needs to be supported by reliable evidence and weighed against possible adverse effects resulting from prolonged activity restriction. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review is to assess the effectiveness of bed rest in hospital or at home to improve perinatal outcomes in women with a multiple pregnancy...
March 6, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260772/neonatal-transport-experience-of-a-tertiary-care-hospital-of-bangladesh
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S K Dey, S Sharker, I Jahan, S C Moni, K H Shabuj, M J Chisti, M A Mannan, M Shahidullah
Safe transportation is mostly an unnoticed neonatal health issue in Bangladesh and no documentation is available regarding the existing practices. So this study was intended to document transport status of the referred newborn to a tertiary care hospital. This observational study included 150 out born neonates over 12 months period transported from various places to NICU, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) from May 2015 to April 2016. A structured data collection form was used to record information categorized into pre-transport, during transport and at admission...
January 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257562/planned-early-birth-versus-expectant-management-for-women-with-preterm-prelabour-rupture-of-membranes-prior-to-37-weeks-gestation-for-improving-pregnancy-outcome
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REVIEW
Diana M Bond, Philippa Middleton, Kate M Levett, David P van der Ham, Caroline A Crowther, Sarah L Buchanan, Jonathan Morris
BACKGROUND: Current management of preterm prelabour rupture of the membranes (PPROM) involves either initiating birth soon after PPROM or, alternatively, adopting a 'wait and see' approach (expectant management). It is unclear which strategy is most beneficial for mothers and their babies. This is an update of a Cochrane review published in 2010 (Buchanan 2010). OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of planned early birth versus expectant management for women with preterm prelabour rupture of the membranes between 24 and 37 weeks' gestation for fetal, infant and maternal well being...
March 3, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244292/humidified-high-flow-nasal-cannula-versus-nasal-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-as-an-initial-respiratory-support-in-preterm-infants-with-respiratory-distress-a-randomized-controlled-non-inferiority-trial
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Jeonghee Shin, Kyuhee Park, Eun Hee Lee, Byung Min Choi
Heated, humidified, high-flow nasal cannula (HHFNC) is frequently used as a noninvasive respiratory support for preterm infants with respiratory distress. But there are limited studies that compares HHFNC with nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) only as the initial treatment of respiratory distress in preterm infants immediately after birth. The aim of this study is to assess the effectiveness and safety of HHFNC compared to nCPAP for the initial treatment of preterm infants with respiratory distress...
April 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238681/early-amplitude-integrated-electroencephalography-for-monitoring-neonates-at-high-risk-for-brain-injury
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Gabriel Fernando Todeschi Variane, Maurício Magalhães, Renato Gasperine, Heitor Castelo Branco Rodrigues Alves, Thiago Luiz Pereira Donoso Scoppetta, Rodrigo de Jesus Gonçalves Figueredo, Francisco Paulo Martins Rodrigues, Alexandre Netto, Marcelo Jenne Mimica, Clery Bernardi Gallacci
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to correlate amplitude-integrated electroencephalography findings with early outcomes, measured by mortality and neuroimaging findings, in a prospective cohort of infants at high risk for brain injury in this center in Brazil. METHODS: This blinded prospective cohort study evaluated 23 preterm infants below 31 weeks of gestational age and 17 infants diagnosed with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy secondary to perinatal asphyxia, with gestational age greater than 36 weeks, monitored with amplitude-integrated electroencephalography in a public tertiary center from February 2014 to January 2015...
February 23, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237510/retrospective-evaluation-of-a-national-guideline-to-prevent-neonatal-hypoglycemia
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Annett Helleskov Rasmussen, Sonja Wehberg, Jesper Fenger-Groen, Henrik Thybo Christesen
BACKGROUND: Hypoglycemia is common in neonates and may cause adverse neurological outcomes. Guidelines should aim to prevent repeated hypoglycemic episodes in risk groups, but they are not usually stratified according to the severity of hypoglycemia risk, which may lead to inappropriate and redundant interventions. We evaluated the effect of a national prevention guideline stratified according to mild, moderate, and severe risks of hypoglycemia. METHODS: From national registers, a population cohort of 22,725 neonates was identified retrospectively before and after implementation of a national guideline...
January 24, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237375/maternal-mental-health-and-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-discharge-readiness-in-mothers-of-preterm-infants
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Elisabeth C McGowan, Nan Du, Katheleen Hawes, Richard Tucker, Melissa O'Donnell, Betty Vohr
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate associations between maternal mental health disorders (MHDs) and discharge readiness for mothers of infants born preterm (<37 weeks). We hypothesized that mothers with a history of MHDs would report decreased perceptions of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) discharge readiness compared with mothers without a history. STUDY DESIGN: Mothers of infants born preterm in the NICU >5 days between 2012 and 2015 and participating in a transition home program completed a discharge readiness questionnaire measuring perceptions of staff support, infant well-being (medical stability), maternal well-being (emotional readiness/competency), and maternal comfort (worry about infant)...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236630/growth-attainment-in-german-children-born-preterm-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-adolescence-analysis-of-the-population-representative-kiggs-data
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Renate L Bergmann, Karl E Bergmann, Rolf Richter, Martin Schlaud, Wolfgang Henrich, Alexander Weichert
AIM: To compare the growth attainment of preterm children and their cardiovascular risk factors at adolescence with the values measured in term children in Germany. METHODS: About 17,641 children aged 0 to <18 years were studied between 2003 and 2006 in the population representative German KiGGS survey ("German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents") using questionnaires, physical examinations, standardized anthropometric and blood pressure measurements, and blood sample analyses...
February 25, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223163/17-alpha-hydroxyprogesterone-caproate-did-not-reduce-the-rate-of-recurrent-preterm-birth-in-a-prospective-cohort-study
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David B Nelson, Donald D McIntire, Jeffrey McDonald, John Gard, Paula Turrichi, Kenneth J Leveno
BACKGROUND: 17-alpha Hydroxyprogesterone caproate for prevention of recurrent preterm birth is recommended for use in the United States. OBJECTIVE: We sought to assess the clinical effectiveness of 17-alpha hydroxyprogesterone caproate to prevent recurrent preterm birth ≤35 weeks compared to similar births in our obstetric population prior to the implementation of 17-alpha hydroxyprogesterone caproate. STUDY DESIGN: This was a prospective cohort study of 17-alpha hydroxyprogesterone caproate in our obstetric population...
February 20, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218216/effects-of-previous-laparoscopic-surgical-diagnosis-of-endometriosis-on-pregnancy-outcomes
#19
Hui Li, Hong-Lan Zhu, Xiao-Hong Chang, Yi Li, Yue Wang, Jing Guan, Heng Cui
BACKGROUND: The association between the previous history of endometriosis and obstetric outcomes is still ambiguous. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of previous history of operatively diagnosed endometriosis on pregnancy outcomes. METHODS: A total of 98 primiparous women who had been diagnosed with endometriosis by previous laparoscopic surgery were included in this retrospective cohort study. Pregnancy outcomes were compared between these women (study group) who had a live birth and 300 women without endometriosis (control group) who had a live birth...
February 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210482/delayed-interval-delivery-can-save-the-second-twin-evidence-from-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
S Feys, Y Jacquemyn
BACKGROUND: In case of preterm birth in twins, it is not well established if the second twin benefits from a delayed-interval delivery. OBJECTIVE: The main objective of this systematic review is to evaluate survival benefit of the second twin from delayed interval delivery compared to the first twin. Secondly, we will evaluate the survival benefit of the procedure when performed equal to or after 24 weeks gestational age of the first born. METHODS: Delayed interval delivery was defined as every attempt to perform a delayed interval delivery with at minimum placement of a high ligature of the umbilical cord and a delay of delivery of at least 24 hours...
December 2016: Facts, Views & Vision in ObGyn
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